Nine Challenge Class medals to U.S. after 2 days of BMX Worlds

Pietermartizburg, South Africa (July 30, 2010) – Four more medals will be coming home to the United States after day two of the UCI BMX World championships in South Africa. Fifteen-year-old Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill.) dominated her Challenge Class division to earn a world title as did Nathan Padilla (Lakewood, Calif.) in the 16-year-old boys division. With amateur class competitions complete, attention will now turn to the junior and elite superstars as they compete for the title of world champion on Saturday.  
Day two consisted of the 14-and-over junior challenge classes as well as the masters events. American wizz Felicia Stancil wrapped up her seventh world title at only age 15, sweeping each moto round and romping to a lopsided win in the 15 Girls class. Countrywoman Shayona Glynn (Norco, Calif.) took third in that age division to nearly complete an American sweep.
Nathan Padilla (Lakewood, Calif.) won the highly contested 16 Boys division, earning his rainbow stripes on Friday. Nick Koehler (Tustin, Calif.) joined Nate in the main event bringing home seventh place.
Danielle George (Palmdale, Calif.) earned the silver in the 16 Girls division to earn the United States its ninth medal of these world championships. Shelby Stacy (Bakersfield, Calif.) joined her in the final, finishing seventh.  
Frank Hoskins (Jeffersonville, Ind.) just missed the podium as he took home a very strong fourth place finish in the 25-29 men’s division.
Attention now shifts to the junior and senior superstars who will compete for the prized elite titles on Saturday morning. The American squad looks to be in good position as Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Clayborn-Monster Energy) and Taylor Wolcott (Roseville, Calif./Tangent) qualified one-two in the junior women’s time trial; and Connor Fields (Henderson, Nevada/Free Agent-Rockstar) and Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./Redman-Rockstar) qualified second and third for tomorrow’s junior men’s final. The elite men’s and women’s qualifying runs are set for tomorrow morning before the afternoon final.
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Photo caption: Lake Villa, Illinois native Felicia Stancil airs it out on her way to a seventh UCI BMX World title . Felicia won every lap of the 15 Girls division in a convincing fashion.
Photo courtesy: Jerry Landrum/
Pietermartizburg, South Africa
July 29 – Aug. 1
Challenge Class
1. Chris Christensen DEN
2. Deigo Aguirre CHI
3. Kai Sakakakibara JPN
1. Amidou Mir FRA
2. Nicolas Santolini ARG
3. Herman Alejandro Santillan ARG
1. Nathan Padilla (Lakewood, Calif.)
2. Carlos Ramirez yepez COL
3. Allan Victor Oliviera BRA
17-24 MEN
1. Stephane Michalon FRA
2. Olivier Begue FRA
3. Remi Wock Tai FRA
25-29 MEN
1. Levi Collins AUS
2. Jonathan Chislett RSA
3. Aurelien Hus FRA
1. David Mohi NZL
2. Daniel Roura ECU
3. Nicolas Benquey FRA
1. Harriet Burbridge-Smith AUS
2. Anne Sara Rojas SUI
3. Rosario Aguilera Martinez CHI
1. Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill.)
2. Rachel Jones AUS
3. Shayona Glynn (Norco, Calif.)
1. Elis Ligtlee NED
2. Danielle George (Palmdale, Calif.)
3. Nadja Pries GER
1. Anna Mayer GER
2. Kerstin Fritscher GER
3. Lauren Smith GBR
1. Marco Dell'isola GBR
2. Julian Lim AUS
3. Paulo Fernando Moreira BRA

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